Safe street projects on the Westside are under attack from vocal opponents who prefer the status quo over safety.
No matter where you live, we need you to take action to protect Vision Zero projects in Mar Vista and Playa del Rey. See below for details.
Opponents want to squash evidence-based road safety interventions in favor of their own convenient commutes, potentially setting a troubling precedent for Vision Zero projects across LA. (Read more from LACBC here.)
Our decision-makers need to know that Los Angeles does NOT want to be the most dangerous city in America for traffic crashes anymore - a place where traffic collisions are currently the leading cause of death for kids.
You can help to end this public health crisis by supporting roadway redesigns that improve walking and biking - whether those Vision Zero projects are in your backyard or way across town.
Top Three Ways to Take Action
1. Attend the Wednesday, July 5 Venice Neighborhood Council meeting at 7pm to provide public comment supporting the Venice Blvd. Great Streets projects. More details
2. Attend the Tuesday, July 11 Mar Vista Community Council meeting at 7pm to share your support for streets safe for walking, biking, and driving. RSVP here
3. Email the Venice Neighborhood Council and Mar Vista Community Council before July 5 to express your support for complete, safe streets. More details (scroll down)
- Volunteer to phone bank on Wednesday, July 5 anytime 4pm-8pm with our partners at the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). RSVP
- Join the LACBC Sunday Funday Ride this Sunday, July 2 at 9:30am to tour safety improvements in Mar Vista and Playa del Rey. Details & RSVP
The LA Department of Transportation used internationally proven and evidence-based methods to design new street safety improvements in Mar Vista and Playa del Rey after collecting community input. Don't let opponents stifle these projects just as they are poised to yield results.
Take action today and in the coming week. Show up strong for safe, healthy, vibrant streets across Los Angeles.
Don't forget to RSVP for the July 11 Mar Vista Community Council meeting, where turnout is key!